Dana Baratta (Dies at 59) Biography; Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Death Cause

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Writer-producer Dana Baratta, known for projects like Dawson’s Creek, Jessica Jones, and Good Behavior and a close collaborator with producer Melissa Rosenberg, died at the age of 59 on Sunday. After a year-long struggle with ovarian cancer, her family confirmed Baratta’s death.

Baratta, born in a small town in Maine, began her film and television career with the 1994 film Andre, a George Miller-directed family drama. As an author, co-producer, and writer, Baratta wore a variety of hats in the picture.

Age

She was 59 years old.

Career

She discovered Dawson’s Creek in 1998, the first of several TV shows she would write and produce for. For the WB series that launched the careers of James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, and others, she wrote seven scripts.

Her next gig on the TV series in Providence, NBC’s Emmy-winning John Masius romance drama. She produced 13 episodes for the series and even wrote one.

Baratta worked up the ladder in the early 2000s and eventually became a supervising North Shore producer, then a co-executive producer for series including Cracking Up, Runaway, and Life Is Wild. She had an acting credit in the 2000 indie hit Chuck & Buck by Miguel Areta, too. Baratta started her partnership with Rosenberg on Red Widow, which they co-executive produced, after working as executive producer on Shonda Rhimes’ Private Practice. In 2015, the two would reunite to co-executive produce Jessica Jones of Netflix’s Marvel series; Baratta wrote three episodes.

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For TNT’s Good Conduct, her most recent writing and production credits were.

Husband

Baratta is survived by her husband David Smith and her stepsons named Mathew Smith and Michael Smith. She also has sister and brothers Lise Baratta and Mark Baratta, David Baratta.

Death Cause

Dana Baratta died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday after a long struggle with ovarian cancer, her family said. She was 59.

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